|Michael White at the launch of The Last Impresario with Gracie Otto (far right)|
During his time White worked with Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French, the Monty Python team and the comedy team called The Young Ones.
White who once famously quipped :"I'm the most famous person you have never heard of " lived with for many years with the Australian journalist Lyndall Hobbs who remained a life long friend and was the subject of the 2013 documentary produced by Gracie Otto called The Last Impresario.
Gracie tweeted : "Love you so much... a true inspiration and generous soul. Changed my life forever. RIP dear dear Michael White,"